College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
26-2
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
9-17
SOR Leader
Kansas
24-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
24-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East26-212422
2North CarolinaUNCACC23-521765
3GonzagaGONZWCC28-039739
4West VirginiaWVUBig 1222-64471928
5LouisvilleLOUACC22-55743
6FloridaFLASEC22-562088
7DukeDUKEACC22-5723711
8VirginiaUVAACC18-9822315
9PurduePURBig Ten22-59582119
10KansasKUBig 1224-310311
11KentuckyUKSEC22-51145117
12UCLAUCLAPac-1224-312811218
13OregonOREPac-1224-41371186
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC24-3141402416
15BaylorBAYBig 1222-5151054
16WisconsinWISBig Ten22-516341025
17CincinnatiCINAmerican24-317861514
18Wichita StateWICHMVC25-4181643345
19Florida StateFSUACC22-619351312
20SMUSMUAmerican24-420792221
21Notre DameNDACC21-721141424
22ArizonaARIZPac-1225-32274910
23CreightonCREIBig East22-523552023
24MichiganMICHBig Ten17-1024444853
25Iowa StateISUBig 1218-92582643

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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